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Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service 2020

12th November 2020

This year’s recipients for the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service have been announced!The award recognises those who have made a significant contribution to the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets. We’d like to say a huge we ...
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Maritime Charities Launch COVID-19 Training and Redundancy Fund for Seafarers

3rd November 2020

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG), together with MCG members the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) and Trinity House, has joined forces with the Marine Society to launch a bursary fund for seafarer training. The fund is aimed ...
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“Hero at sea” wins ITF Seafarers’ Trust photography competition

30th October 2020

The ITFST has today announced the winners of the Still At Sea photography competition, which invited seafarers to submit digital photos of their lives at sea during the pandemic. The competition received an incredible response; ...
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Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter - September 2020

6th October 2020

The latest Maritime Skills Alliance Newsletter covers a range of topics which include: Maritime UK Week - the week was an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the UK's maritime sectorMaritime Skills Commission - agreeing the shap ...
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Seafarers UK Releases Research Into The Plight Of Fishing Community

30th September 2020

Seafarers UK have released the results of research conducted in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. The research explores the financial difficulties inherent for many in earning a living from small-scale fishing. ...
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UN Secretary General - Statement On World Maritime Day

28th September 2020

The theme of this year’s World Maritime Day – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet – has gained extraordinary resonance as shipping has continued to transport more than 80 per cent of world trade, including vital medica ...
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A heartfelt plea on Day of the Seafarer – Don’t Forget the Families

25th June 2020

As the International Maritime Organization makes a call for seafarers worldwide to be recognised as key workers, the welfare charity Seafarers UK has issued a public plea to remember seafarers’ families impacted by the coronavir ...
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Global Shipping Body Addresses The Health Concerns Of Seafarers During COVID-19

29th May 2020

· Reports of seafarers being denied medical evacuation or access to ports despite serious medical conditions. · New guidance issued by ICS for shipowners and operators to deal with unwell seafarers · UN bodies to deliver guida ...
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Maritime Charities Respond To COVID-19 Crisis With Extra £3M For Seafarers

1st May 2020

The maritime charity welfare sector has stepped up to support our seafaring key workers, the House of Lords heard today.  Speaking on behalf of the sector, Jeffrey Lord Mountevans praised members of the Maritime Charities Group ...
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COVID-19 Ministerial Letter to ILO, IMO And WHO

25th March 2020

The Department of Transport have sent a letter in regards to the UK's commitment to seafarer welfare during the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to facilitate seafarer transit and transfer to keep world trade moving.  ...
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